While children, teenagers, parents, kittens and seemingly puppies are
freaking out over Luke Skywalker and Chewbacca, we just called it a wrap with our latest diy and home decor project. Holly at McCall Manor and I wanted to share some DIY goodness with our local friends at Matthew’s Hope for the holiday season. Although we aren’t anticipating to bring in the estimated $220 million that Stars Wars is this weekend, we are hoping the ‘Force’ behind our inspired bungalow makeover will be priceless.
Matthew’s Hope fosters the spiritual, physical and emotional well being of homeless men, women and children of the West Orange community. I learned from Karen, the Executive Director, that Matthew’s Hope not only meets basic needs, but more importantly, they help develop skills, restore dignity and instill independence of those accepted into their program.
As home decor and DIY enthusiasts, Holly and I had grand ideas to brighten up this small space that single mothers with their children may call home until they can provide more sufficiently for their families. We wholeheartedly believe that the environment and atmosphere you surround yourself with should be inspirational, comfortable and motivating to move forward positively in life.
As Karen gave Holly and me a tour of the very small, very plain beige one bedroom, one bath bungalow, Holly and I were simultaneously calling out things we could do to give this space a major face lift.
This is the first thing you see once you walk in the front door. Being a one bedroom, Karen said the daybed really needed to stay to provide additional sleeping quarters for children. There isn’t really any color theme but beige so the first thing Holly and I decided on was the main color theme with a few contrast colors.
If you were sitting on the daybed in the family room you would see this dresser and TV. The dresser provides additional space for clothes and is also utilized as the TV stand.
Right off the kitchen is the only bedroom in this tiny bungalow.
Bedroom photo #2
The only closet in the bungalow is in the bedroom
Bathroom photo #2
We hope you come back tomorrow to see all the before, during and after photos of our quaint makeover. We had some awesome help from Southeast Ford Motor Company and our friends at Mullinax Ford in Apopka, FL and can’t wait to share their amazing generosity toward this project.